3 Reasons to Reset Your Furnace

November 15, 2022

When the temperature in Oregon City, OR plummets, your furnace will keep you and everyone else in your household safe and warm. Although you might be familiar with the basic settings of this appliance, it’s also important to know how to reset it. When functional or electrical problems arise, your furnace’s reset button can save the day. Here are three times when you definitely want to use it. 1. Your Furnace Is Overheating If your furnace is working harder than it should, it will eventually overheat. When operating temperatures rise too high, an overheating

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Does Your Furnace Condensate Line Need Drained?

October 19, 2022

Before the winter season hits, it’s important that you have a professional perform maintenance service on your heating system. This will increase its overall efficiency and significantly reduce your risk of experiencing an unexpected breakdown. A part of any good maintenance service should be draining your condensate line. Why Do Furnaces Drain Moisture? Most people are familiar with the fact that their air conditioning system creates moisture as it pulls excess humidity out of the air during operation. However, many are surprised to discover that their heating system creates moisture as well. Not all heating systems

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Don’t Close the Upstairs Vents to Save on Your Energy Bill

May 17, 2022

You don’t use the upstairs that much, and so you feel that in the heating and cooling seasons, you should close the air vents there for the sake of energy efficiency. Let’s see how this approach can and can’t work in your favor. A Good Idea for Winter In winter, it’s a good idea to partially close the upstairs vents because heat rises. The heat downstairs will help, then, in making the upstairs rooms comfortable without so much assistance from your furnace or heat pump. However, they must not be closed all the way. This is

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3 Ways Smart Thermostats Can Help You Save Money

April 11, 2022

Smart thermostats are an awesome way to save money on your heating and cooling bills. They help keep your home’s temperature at a consistent and constant level. Plus, smart thermostats typically have features such as automation that can sync with your other smart devices, so you don’t waste energy on unnecessary activities. Here are a few ways to save money by installing a smart thermostat. 1. Save Energy Unlike previous thermostats, smart thermostats get smarter every time they interact with your devices. They observe your actions and learn how to adjust your home’s temperature,

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How to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump

January 12, 2022

The cold winter air in Oregon City, OR, will have you reaching for your home’s thermostat for relief. If your furnace or heat pump won’t respond, and you’ve already reset your programmable or smart thermostat and verified that it’s set to heat, you may need to reset the heat pump or furnace itself. Follow these quick instructions for resetting your home’s heating system. Reset Your Furnace Turn off power to the furnace at your breaker box. Locate the furnace’s reset button. These buttons are usually located in the blower or air handler. They are often red

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Should My Furnace Be Making Noises?

December 20, 2021

While your furnace works hard to keep your home warm during the fall and winter, it’s only natural for it to make noise. However, sometimes, there might be an odd noise that makes you uncomfortable. It’s important to identify these sounds and know what they mean. Banging Noise A banging noise can signify that your furnace experienced a minor gas explosion. That occurs when it takes too long for your furnace to ignite. The problem might be due to improper gas pressure or a clog. A professional should inspect your furnace to fix the problem.

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Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

November 18, 2021

Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter. Doing so will make your home more comfortable, keep a lid on your energy bills, and protect your house. Protect Pipes From Freezing A burst pipe can cost you a lot of money. Prevent this by insulating pipes where they are exposed. Insulation is cheap and can be used in crawl spaces and attics and along exterior walls and under sinks. Pipes in crawl spaces and basements are most likely to burst, so pay special attention to pipes in those locations.

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Learn About Space Heater Safety During Fire Prevention Week

October 13, 2021

At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we are always ready to discuss fire safety with our community. If you have space heaters for supplemental heating, it is crucial that you follow some safety tips to help prevent house fires this year. Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Work If you use space heaters for heating parts of your home this winter, it is vital to make sure you have enough smoke alarms, and they all work. Check each smoke alarm monthly and replace the batteries every six months or sooner. Do a Quick Inspection

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How Do You Safely Relight Your Furnace’s Pilot Light?

September 16, 2021

Your furnace has a big job of keeping your entire home warm throughout the coldest days of the year. The pilot light ensures that the burners are activated so the furnace can efficiently heat your home. Sometimes, your furnace’s pilot light may suddenly go out. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but you will want to relight it if that happens. Of course, it’s important to be safe while doing that. Here are a few steps you can use to safely relight the pilot light in your furnace. Find the Pilot Light’s

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Furnaces: A Wonderful Invention

November 12, 2020

There are various types of heating systems that could heat your home in the colder months of the year. These include boilers, heat pumps, electric space heaters, fireplaces, and furnaces. Furnaces work by heating air and distributing it around a room, providing you with a warm and comfortable space. Furnaces are a wonderful invention for the following reasons. Fast Heating Furnaces are a great way to quickly heat up your home since they burn fuel to provide high amounts of heat. If you have a large home, furnaces are ideal because they can distribute heat faster

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